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Aug 13

When the crime rate in the city of Seattle is compared between the years of 2008-2010 and 2015-2017, it appears that overall, the rate of crime has decreased. This drop in crime can be attributed primarily to a large drop in property crimes. read more

Jun 25

Many people are unaware that they must abide not only by the legal codes in the state in which they live but also by the federal legal code set forth by the U.S. government. There are a few key differences between federal and state crimes. Read more to find out. read more

Jun 11

White-collar crimes are characterized by deceit, violation of trust, or concealment, rather than the threat of physical violence. What are white-collar crimes and what are the penalties for white-collar crimes? read more

May 10

Lately, homeowners in Seattle have become the victims of graffiti. In the affluent community of Madison Valley, homes were vandalized at the beginning of 2018 with phrases such as "Yuppies" and "Eat the Rich." While it may seem like no big deal to minors, being arrested and charged with a graffiti crime is serious and can have long-lasting consequences. read more

Jan 16

Interestingly, while the state of Washington does have a strict gun law, the law only applies to hunters. So what about gun laws for non-hunters in Washington? If you want to take your firearm to the city or the suburbs—or really anywhere—you are not required to have any knowledge whatsoever about gun safety. Unless you plan on going hunting for animals, Washington state allows you to buy a gun or qualify for a permit in mere minutes, even if you have never before held a loaded gun. read more

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September 20, 2018

When is a Crime a Hate Crime?

In today's world, it may not always be clear whether a crime falls under the "hate crime" umbrella. A hate crime is a crime which includes an act of violence or hostility directed at a...

September 6, 2018

Sex Crimes in Seattle

Seattle, like other major cities, has its share of sex crimes. Those charged with such a crime must take the charges very seriously, as the repercussions and penalties for a sex crime in...